Located in Blanding, Utah, Four Corners Regional Care Center is the lone nursing home we were able to find in this city. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most people. You can certainly do much worse than this place. As you can find below, this place also performed well in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Four Corners Regional Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also received top notch health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this facility is that it was awarded an above average long-term care grade. In fact, this proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 82.31293 percent of its patients, which is a few points lower than we expected. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our third category, this facility also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. In forming these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The final area we rated was nursing. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of B. The nursing score analyzes many data points, but the main one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Four Corners Regional Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 6.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 13.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 21.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 10.85% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 83% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 14% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 18.79% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 0.9 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 18.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Four Corners Regional Care Center, 10.55 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
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